Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a
comprehensive range of legal services from offices in London,
Birmingham, Bristol or Leeds.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy &
resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local
government and health & social care.
We currently employ over 500 people, including over 80 Partners, and
our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate,
property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and
clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has
recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.
We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and
Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always
work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve,
make the right choices and act with integrity.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applicants from all backgrounds.
Rise to the Challenge
Following continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a
Solicitor/Associate (between 2-5 PQE) to join our Banking &
We are a small, ambitious team of banking & finance
specialists, who act for a wide range of clients across a number of
sectors, including social housing, property development, local
authority, healthcare and education.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a large variety
of high quality work across different sectors.
The team regularly advise on high-value and complex transactions
for all sorts of borrowers including large and small corporate
entities, charities, housing associations, local authorities and
property developers, with some recent examples being:
A £150m private placement for Havebury Housing Partnership
Acting for Pocket Living in relation to over £32m development
funding for two sites
Refinancing £115m funding for ForHousing Limited
Advising Adept Care Homes in relation to its £32m group refinance
Acting for Care Concern Group on multiple acquisitions for development
We also act for banks and large institutional investors, such as
M&G Investments, OakNorth, ARA Venn, Charity Bank and THFC, with
some recent examples being:
Acting for OakNorth in relation to its funding of Melrose Education
Acting for M&G in respect of private placements to various
Acting for ARA Venn on the government backed affordable
housing guarantee scheme
We also work closely with colleagues in other departments;
including property, corporate, governance and construction teams.
We are ranked in the top tiers for social housing, healthcare and
local authority work by both Chambers and Legal 500 and recently won
the HealthInvestor 2022 Legal Advisor of the Year - Transactional
and Private Awards.
What we are looking for from you
The successful candidate will have Banking & Finance
experience, and enjoy being part of a transactional team.
This role will involve advising clients on a full range of banking
matters and transactions from start to finish.
It is not necessary to have any specific sector experience, as
there will be a diverse range of work available along with support.
It is more important to be a team-player, with the drive and
enthusiasm to help us grow our Banking & Finance practice.
We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which
includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5
days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through
Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym
membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health
assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life
assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free
telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save
Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer
all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way
that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the
needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core
business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are
open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and
would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of
Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by
the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office
communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local
initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have
established a culture of giving within the firm. In December 2021 we
donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with
each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.
Our current selected charities are The Talent Tap (London), InUnity
(Birmingham), Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol) and
Maggie's Cancer Care (Leeds).
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions
rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily
involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues'
wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit,
regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something
back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the
UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental
sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for
local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen
colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol),
Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue
(Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.